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US West Coast upstream summary

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10 April 2014

US West Coast upstream summary

Report summary

The West Coast region encompasses five major basins in California, the Sacramento, San Joaquin, Santa Maria, Ventura, and Los Angeles basins.While California is a mature region with many fields in steady decline, it remains the fourth largest oil producing state in the nation. Development and production are concentrated in southern California, where operators produce mostly heavy crude with the aid of steam and waterfloods. Most production comes from giant oil fields in southern Kern ...

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Tables and charts

This report includes 19 images and tables including:

  • Key facts: Table 1
  • Region Map
  • Region reserves
  • Remaining 2P Reserves by Basin (at 01/01/2017)
  • Remaining 2P Reserves by Resource Type (at 01/01/2017)
  • Exploration and development: Table 1
  • Net Acreage by Basin
  • Drilling
  • Reserves and resources: Table 2
  • Remaining 2P Reserves by Resource Type - Top 10 Companies (at 01/01/2017)
  • Production: Table 1
  • Production by Basin (2012-2031)
  • Production by Resource Type (2012-2031)
  • Production: Table 2
  • Remaining Capital Costs by Basin
  • Costs: Table 1
  • Fiscal terms: Table 1
  • Fiscal terms: Table 2
  • Fiscal terms: Table 3

What's included

This report contains:

  • Document

    us l48 west coast overview a.pdf

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    Region Overview

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    Region Overview

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    Region Overview

    ZIP 3.40 MB

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    Key facts

    PDF 122.21 KB

  • Document

    Region map

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  • Document


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  • Document

    Exploration and development

    PDF 118.01 KB

  • Document

    Reserves and resources

    PDF 132.75 KB

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    PDF 113.80 KB

  • Document

    Policy and regulation

    PDF 57.63 KB

  • Document

    Fiscal terms

    PDF 111.60 KB